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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2690 1300
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (48 reviews)
“parking area” (32 reviews)
“local school” (27 reviews)
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Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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+506 2690 1300
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"parking lot"
in 48 reviews
"parking area"
in 32 reviews
"local school"
in 27 reviews
"dirt road"
in 23 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 18 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 14 reviews
"llanos de cortez"
in 13 reviews
"costa rica"
in 41 reviews
"sandy beach"
in 10 reviews
"swimming area"
in 10 reviews
"the pan american highway"
in 12 reviews
"short drive"
in 9 reviews
"be careful"
in 11 reviews
"small beach"
in 8 reviews
"parking attendant"
in 8 reviews
"small donation"
in 7 reviews
"dry season"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is also known as Catarata Falls. it is a spectacular place to spend a few hours and cool off with a nice swim. I sense that this waterfall used to be somewhat of a hidden gem that has become much more popular. It...More

Thank fuzzymcgillicuddy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like a State Park for CR and there is a fee for entry.They do give senior discounts. Nice restroom up top so you can change into swim gear. Beautiful refreshing waterfall. Has a nice pool area from the waterfall that everyone enjoys. Water...More

1  Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hike down to waterfall not steep & is relatively easy. Families able to picnic in grounds. Can swim in lake & there’s a lifeguard. Parking not a problem & there were restrooms in the parking area. I believe one can no longer swim or go...More

2  Thank sjmarasigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dirt road to the waterfall is easy to miss off the highway, so be ready! Once you make that turn, it's a short drive to the entrance (cost is $7US/adult - 12+ are considered adults but there are discounts for seniors & students if...More

2  Thank Hayley L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are driving through Costa Rica, don’t miss this beautiful spot in the Guanacaste Province. We were driving from Tamarindo to Arenal, when we found this beautiful waterfall in the route. The entrance is $7. Waterfall is just a few steps from the parking...More

Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) visited last week for the second time. This was our first visit since the local government took over the operations. Cost was 4000 colones for adults and 2000 colones for children >6. The falls are gorgeous and...More

1  Thank mel_T19
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place located not very far from the beaches of Guanacaste [1 hour from Playa Flamingo]. 7 USD per adult to get in but they have a life guard on duty, secure parking a short walk away and bathrooms so you can change instead...More

1  Thank brodyboy
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

amazing experience. beautiful, was able to swim in cool clear water at bottom of falls. sandy bottom, no water shoes needed. stone stairs leading down to waterfall. clean bathrooms at back of parking lot to change clothes. nomimal fee for park entrance for new washrooms/lifeguard...More

2  Thank 999DarD999
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We were so glad we stopped at the waterfall on the way to the coast. It was a short detour off the highway and cost $7 per adult. Our 8 yr old was $4 and no charge for the 7 year old. Changing facilities/bathrooms were...More

1  Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Llanos de Cortez in Guanacaste is an amazing place! We came for swimming and a picnic lunch. The road in from Route 1 is pretty rough but when it's dry I don't think that 4WD is necessary. If it's wet, then all bets are off....More

1  Thank Lee S
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rinaveksler
24 January 2018|
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Response from Sunny D | Reviewed this property |
The path isn’t super flat, but it is a very short path down to the waterfall. Two in shape adults made it in 3 minutes. I think that you may be able to maneuver your way down with your kids without much trouble, but not... More
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ChanGreg4
11 January 2018|
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Response from bopball | Reviewed this property |
I did it with bad knees (knee replacement scheduled in 1 wk and the other in 3 mo!) but my husband was there to assist! The gravel path is pretty flat overall and the steps have some rocks to grab.
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Msstamper
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sigrid F | Reviewed this property |
If you have WAZES the location should be relatively easy to find! driving away from the Liberia Airport heading towards Arenal (South) approx. 1.25 hrs away from the LIR airport. Do NOT Expect a Big sign to find the... More
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